One Atlantic series: U.S-EU Economic and Security Cooperation on China

On December 8th 2021, the Meridian Corporate Council in partnership with Otsuka and the European Parliament Liason Office hosted a virtual conversation with Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Member of the European Parliament, Reinhard Bütikofer. The discussion was focused on the future of U.S-EU economic and security cooperation vis-a-vis China. 

Congressman Darin LaHood, born and raised in Peoria, serves the constituents of the 18th District of Illinois. Sworn into the US House of Representatives on September 17, 2015, he won re-election to serve his third full-term in Congress on November 3, 2020. LaHood currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee after being selected by his colleagues in January of 2018 and serves on the Ways and Means Subcommittees on Tax Policy and Oversight. In March of 2021, LaHood was appointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Energy. LaHood serves on the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) and the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness (INMAR) Subcommittees. 

Reinhard Bütikofer is a Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP). He sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where he serves as Greens/EFA foreign affairs spokesperson, and on the Committee on International Trade (INTA) as a substitute member. He is the Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China as well as a member of the Delegation to the United States and a substitute member of the ASEAN Delegation. Besides his positions in the party and parliament, Bütikofer is a member of the Europe/Transatlantic Advisory Board and the General Assembly of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the NABU Club, the German-Israeli Society, and the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum, as well as the DGAP and the IISS.   

You can view a recording of the discussion below or by using this link

Project summary

One Atlantic series: U.S-EU Economic and Security Cooperation on China | December 2021
Number of Attendees: 40
Regions: East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia
Impact Areas: Business and Trade, Foreign Policy, Human and Civil Rights, Security and Defense
Partners: Private Sector, Public Sector
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